The last of Disney’s parks worldwide have finally announced their reopening date. On July 1 both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will reopen their doors to the thousands of adoring fans on the island of Japan. While the Tokyo parks were the last to announce their reopening, they will actually be the first Disney parks to reopen outside of Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Other park reopening dates are as follows:
- Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom: July 11
- Disney World’s Epcot and Hollywood Studios: July 15
- Disneyland Paris: July 15
- Disneyland and California Adventure: July 17 (pending state approval)
This massively popular set of parks located in Japan’s most densely populated city will reopen with limited capacity as well as with many health and safety guidelines in accordance with the Amusement Park and Theme Park New Coronavirus Infection Containment Guidelines that were developed by the Japanese government.
The safety measures at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea will be similar to what we have seen announced for the US Disney parks.
Guests visiting the parks will be asked to:
- Take part in a temperature screening before entry to the parks.
- Wear masks at all times inside the parks, except when dining.
Unlike the US parks, guests at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea will be allowed to remove their masks if they are outdoors and at an adequate distance from other people.
- Maintain social distancing while on ride queues, in restaurants, on benches, etc.
- Wash and sanitize hands regularly.
Hand sanitizer will be available at attractions, restaurants, restrooms, shops, etc.
- Use cashless transactions when possible.
Tickets for both Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea will go on sale on June 25 at 3PM through the Tokyo Disney website. All tickets will be sold for specific dates with three ticket options available:
- 1-Day Passport (admission from 8 :00a.m)
Adult: 8,200 yen
Junior: 6,900 yen
Child: 4,900 yen
- Fixed Date Time Passport (admission from 11:00 a.m.)
Adult: 7,300 yen
Junior: 6,100 yen
Child: 4,300 yen
- Fixed Date Time Passport (admission from 2:00 p.m.)
Adult: 6,300 yen
Junior: 5,400 yen
Child: 3,800 yen
Unlike Disney’s stateside parks, Annual Passholders may not be allowed entry during the first phase of reopening. According to Tokyo Disney’s latest news release, only guests who have purchased tickets for specific entry dates will be given a reservation to enter the parks.
Park officials seem to be working on a reservation or lottery system for Annual Passholders to reserve admission dates online but this system has yet to be announced.
Several attractions, events, restaurants and services at both parks will be closed during the first phase of reopening. The following attraction closures have been announced:
- Penny Arcade
- Swiss Family Treehouse
- Tom Sawyer Island Rafts
- Woodchuck Greeting Trail
- Cinderella’s Fairy Tale Hall
- Goofy’s Paint ’n’ Play House
- Chip ’n Dale’s Treehouse
- Toon Park
- Donald’s Boat
- Minnie’s House
- Mickey’s House and Meet Mickey
- Fortress Explorations
- Village Greeting Place
- ¡Saludos Amigos! Greeting Dock
- Mickey & Friends’ Greeting Trails
- Ariel’s Playground
- Mermaid Lagoon Theater
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
For the full list of attraction, service and restaurant closures, see Tokyo Disney’s official announcement here.
Check back for more information on the reopening of the Disney Parks worldwide.